'Mob City': Sneak Peek and Release Date for Frank Darabont's Latest!
Remember all of the hype around Frank Darabont's upcoming mini-series 'Lost Angels'? Well the show is now called 'Mob City' and the latest project from the co-creator of AMC's 'The Walking Dead' has been handed its release date: Dec. 4, 2013.
'Mob City' is a six-episode series adaptation of a book by John Buntin called "L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City." The cast announced to date includes Ernie Hudson ('Oz'), Gordon Clapp ('Damages'), Jeremy Luke ('Turbo and Joey'), Robert Knepper ('Cult').... and none other than feature film star Ed Burns, playing famed mobster Bugsy Siegel himself. The forty-five year old Burns has starred in such hit feature films as 'Saving Private Ryan,' '15 Minutes,' 'The Holiday' and 'Man on a Ledge.' Burns has also directed eleven feature films, adding to his impressive resume.
Hudson is slated to play Bunny, a mobster working with Bugsy Siegel. Clapp will recur as a former mob man, now out of prison, working as a busboy in an Italian restaurant. Luke has signed on to play notorious gangster Mickey Cohen, a role that promises a lot of drama and a fair amount of bloodshed. Knepper plays Sid Rothman, a rank-and-file mobster working for Cohen.
Los Angeles Police Chief William Parker (Neal McDonough) has made it his mission to free the city of criminals like Ben “Bugsy” Siegel (Ed Burns) and Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke), the ruthless king of the Los Angeles underworld. Check out the first trailer for 'Mob City' below!
Bugsy Siegel was already an established mobster and a murderer before he found his way from New York City to Los Angeles. Siegel headed West, hoping to evade his enemies and form a crime syndicate based in gambling and prostitution, in conjuction with Los Angeles crime boss Jack Dragna. By 1942, Siegel's operation was bringing in about $500,000 per day; to put that in perspective, by today's standards that would be roughly $7,000,000 per day. (Daaaaamn)
This series is heating up, thanks to an all-star cast and Darabont's proven track record. I know what I'll be watching on Dec. 4, 2013.